From: Sabbah Report <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 11:22 PM
Subject: Daily Newsletter - Sabbah Report
- Obama's Bribe: Palestinians will be the Losers – Again
- Eric Cantor and the Provoking of American Antisemitism
- A Bribe Too Good to Refuse
Posted: 18 Nov 2010 03:39 AM PST
Barack Obama dangles a lavish package of incentives in the face of Benjamin Netanyahu in an attempt to lure the Israeli prime minister into renewing a three-month, partial freeze on Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank. The generosity of the US president's package, which includes 20 combat aircraft worth $3 billion and backing for Israel's continued military presence in the Jordan Valley after the declaration of a Palestinian state, has prompted even Thomas Friedman of The New York Times to compare it to a "bribe".
Posted: 18 Nov 2010 12:55 AM PST
On Wednesday, November 10th Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu was in Washington DC for a meeting with Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. But Cantor got to Netanyahu first and, according to the Congressman's boastful press release, he "stressed that the new Republican majority will serve as a check on the [Obama] Administration ….He [Cantor] made clear that the Republican majority understands the special relationship between Israel and the United States, and that the security of each nation is reliant upon the other."How do we translate this? Essentially what Cantor did was tell the leader of a foreign country that he will protect that country from the official policies of the President of the United States–the person charged by the Constitution to carry out the nation's foreign policy.
Posted: 18 Nov 2010 12:09 AM PST
20 F-35s (America's most advanced fighter jet) will be added to an existing Israeli order under a $2.75 billion contract. "other gifts the US administration is willing to offer to Israel in exchange for three months of construction freeze in the settlements..."According to an unnamed senior Israeli defense source, "The Americans have put forth an excellent proposal," a gift. "It will be a big mistake not to take it..."
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